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Rebecca L. Zeilenga

Family Attorney at Rolling Meadows, IL

4.9   38 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Rebecca

Learn Rebecca’s areas of practice.

Rebecca L. Zeilenga practices in a variety of areas of law, including: Family Law and Adoption. Mrs. Zeilenga handles cases in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County and the surrounding collar counties.

Mrs. Zeilenga received her Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Arizona State University in 2003. In 2007, Mrs. Zeilenga earned her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Mrs. Zeilenga was an associate at a chicagoland law firm for in excess of ten years prior to opening her own firm in 2018. Mrs. Zeilenga is active in legal community servicing as the Co-chair of Northwest Suburban Bar Association Matrimonial Law Committee and  formerly as the Co-chair of the Golf Committee. She is currently on the Illinos State Bar Associations Member Services Committee. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2021 2015 2014

Location

The Law Offices of Rebecca L Zeilenga
3601 Algonquin Road
Suite 230
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Carol | May 11, 2023
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Doesn't sugar coat things
Becky has put up me through the thick and thin. She was honest from day 1 and was consistent through out the process. I had gotten her name from someone else who had hired her. She took was happy.
Posted by Brian | January 10, 2023
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Lawyer child custody
Ms Zeilenga was very honest and truthful. She was very straight forward and did not "beat" around the bush. She is a very good lawyer.
Posted by Jimmy | January 10, 2023
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An honest divorce lawyer
Like everyone, my divorce was a mess. I hired Becky for round 2. My take during round one was that lawyers are motivated by self-interest. Unrealistic promises are made and when push comes to shove, you are the one getting pushed/shoved. Becky has a different approach. She is straight-up honest and caring. Less happy talk and more reality. She knows the lawyers, the judges, and the likely eventual outcome. Direct, pragmatic, straight talk. She will respect your finances and your needs. No wishful filings that aren't going to get you anywhere. She truly cares and isn't going to inflate your expectations. She grew up with small-town values and that is how she operates. Compassionate, understanding, honest and fair. I'd recommend her to anyone
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Posted by Jeff | June 11, 2022
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Navigated me through a difficult time in my life.
Becky is/was fantastic. In my opinion her most amazing quality was her straight forward honesty, followed closely by her valued advice. During my case, it was easy to be driven by emotions. Becky was my rock that never told me "what I wanted to hear", but instead was honest and open with me throughout. Following her advice saved me frustration, disappointment, and most importantly, thousands of dollars. If I EVER have a legal matter I need representation for again, I will either seek her services or her referral. Very recommended.
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Posted by Michael | July 28, 2021
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Best choice out there! No B.S.!
I had received Rebecca's contact from a family members friend and was told what an amazing job she had done for them. When I met with her for the first time for our meet and greet, I was blown away! When she explained to me "here are the facts, here is the law and this is the path we are going to take" I was sold. Rebecca is a no B.S. professional who will explain everything down to the details so you understand fully what things mean as well as how they will impact your situation and how to overcome any hurdles within the law. I have since given her information to another individual and they are very excited to proceed with her. Cant thank her enough for the outcome that was achieved.
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Posted by Pat | May 10, 2021
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Awesome
I was given Becky's name through a referral and can only say that my experience working with her was excellent. Becky is great at what she does. She is a true professional who is knowledgeable, supportive and honest. She has a genuinely kind manner and I would highly recommend her services.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2021
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Knowledgeable and ethical
I used Becky for my divorce. She explained everything so that I could understand it and also gave recommendations for things I didn’t even think about. While divorce is painful, she made the process as easy as it could be and with my best interests at heart, especially financially. I highly recommend Becky.
Posted by Antonina | February 12, 2021
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Best Lawyer Ever!
One of my best friends referred me to Becky and it was the best thing that could have happened to me. I just had the worst lawyer experience before I met Becky. I will never switch lawyers again. She is professional, brilliant, and extremely skillful. She was so patient with me as I had many questions and concerns about the whole process. She knows exactly how to get justice when someone is owed money or has been wrongly accused. She is fair and honest. I actually felt a little sorry for my ex-husband as his lawyer never stood a chance against my lawyer. She worked with me as I struggled financially throughout the process due to the delay with COVID. It has been a real pleasure to have her as my lawyer and I owe my wins and justice to her because she really fought hard for me and my two daughters. I always highly recommend her to everyone who needs a lawyer as she made a substantial difference in my life and my daughters’ life. I truly don’t know how I would have gotten through all of this without her expertise and compassion.
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Posted by Ken | February 7, 2021
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Review
I have hired Becky on multiple cases involving difficult post divorce situations. Becky has strong knowledge of the laws governing divorce parents rights. She knows the judges at rolling meadows court house. Becky is very personable, communicates very clearly, and most importantly I can trust her with my representation. Becky is very responsive when you reach out to her. As much as I hated the court process is also as much as I enjoyed working with Becky.
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Posted by Adam | August 23, 2019
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Outstanding
By a long shot Becky did an outstanding job handling my case. Was extremely reasonable, professional & responsive. Also an expert in the new divorce laws that went into effect in 2019.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2019
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Excellent divorce lawyer!
I highly recommend Becky if you are going through a separation/divorce. She responded to all my questions, emails, phone calls immediately and would always follow-up and get my questions answered. As my case got a little stressful, she remained calm and did all the "homework" she had to do to make sure I was taken care of. She reads through all the documents that are given and is always prepared- many lawyers DO NOT do that and are not prepared. She makes a very stressful situation a lot less stressful!
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
I interviewed four different attorneys to handle my divorce case. After I met with Becky I knew I wanted her to see me through my case. From that first meeting Becky gave me a sense of her knowledge and willingness to handle any situation. With each meeting Becky was straight forward, but understanding at the same time. She kept to the matters that needed discussion, which kept me at a highly emotional time on track. She took time to explain everything to me. We discussed many different options for the ultimate outcome of my case. I now feel after finalizing, that it was the best outcome possible for me. Becky was very respectful of my financial situation and did everything in her power to keep the costs down. I appreciated this so much. I have had a few legal questions following the closure of my case. Becky has promptly and very thoroughly answered each one of them. I highly recommend Becky Zeilenga to anyone in need of legal guidance.
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Posted by Daniel | August 13, 2018
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Zeilenga delivers.
We have worked with Becky for almost 3 years. She has exuded professionalism, attention to detail and a caring “bedside manor” from the very first phonecall until our case was settled. We had a very dufficult case, but Becky explained every step and prepared us for possible outcomes and all consequences. From initial consult, preparing for trial and eventually negioating an agreement she delevered at all stages. Pricing and costs were clear and reasonable. Bottom line Becky Zeilenga is a caring, responsive and can be tough when needed family law attorney. I recommend her without reservation. -Daniel
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Posted by Jeff | August 13, 2018
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Excellent Attorny - Excellent Person
Divorce is insanely difficult for most of us and my divorce was no different. My marriage of 15 years ended and had a number of somewhat complicated aspects...contentious spouse, non-working spouse, somewhat complicated assets, and an aggressive attorney on the other side. Becky maneuvered, in every instance, with skill and thoughtfulness and in a way that was also very personal and personable. I hear complaints about divorce attorneys all of the time and I met a good number of very bad divorce attorneys with no scruples or ethics. Unfortunately, it is more common than one could ever imagine with divorce attorneys. It is relatively rare to find such a personable and skillful divorce attorney that has your best interests at heart while also being an effective and efficient attorney. Becky is one of those attorneys. She will work to advance your standing in a divorce, however, like all legal matters, it is just natural that you can't get everything you want. Most importantly though, Becky is a fair minded and dedicated attorney that will work closely with you to achieve the best scenario that can be achieved. She will not over promise you or instigate you into unnecessary actions or charges. She will guide you to the best possible solution and work to achieve the best possible solution. When attorneys are not straight with you and when they do whatever you want, they garner more fees. Becky does not operate that way. She is pragmatic and even when I didn't want to hear the reality at certain intervals and when I wanted to litigate more and more, she was always the voice of reason and very pragmatic. The law is actually kind of straightforward, and maybe not always logical as far as my prism is concerned, however, Becky knows the law really well and can maneuver to your best solution and with an efficiency that will keep the costs as minimal as they can be. Trust me when I tell you that there are far too many divorce attorneys that simply want to see both parties fight endlessly. Unfortunately, the law is plain enough to understand that fighting between two parties only ends up benefiting the attorneys. If you are reading this review, good luck in your divorce process as it is not typically an easy process. Just keep your head about you and I can only hope that you are smart enough and lucky enough to have an attorney like Becky in your employ.
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Posted by Bill | August 13, 2018
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Pension dispute
Becky has handled our difficult matter with focus and persistence. She is very familiar with divorce law and has diligently worked to resolve our case.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2017
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Excellent family law attorney in Northwest Suburbs
I met Becky on a Saturday morning in her office and hired her on the spot! After using numerous attorneys in the past (total of 4) who all failed to accomplish anything and made things worse, I finally felt confident that this could be the year that things turned around for us. Up to this point my daughter had already spoken to a Judge in chambers when just a young teen, and although there were some changes to non-custodial parental visits and child support it wasn't the best scenario for my child. After explaining the entire overwhelming story to Becky, we had a court date that coming Monday (meaning she had to get all these documents and case ready over the weekend) we appeared in court where a different Judge requested my daughter be present and met with her in chambers (now 16 years old) with both attorneys present. It was the best day of our lives! Becky has a really wonderful professional demeanor, great relationship with other attorneys and Judges and this was the turning point for my daughter. After many stressful years (total of 17) in court, we finally won and the Judge ruled in our favor. My daughter was finally able to focus on her school work, applying to colleges and finally have a life free of court houses, speaking to multiple Judges and GAL's. I am able to say, without disclosing too much about our case, that visitation was now not only diminished but also supervised which was a huge sigh of relief. I owe this to Becky, had we met Becky years ago we wouldn't have to be in court for 17 years! In a few weeks Becky gave us our life back! I credit her extensive knowledge in family law (and talks you off the ledge if you feel you are close to losing it), her great relationship with Judges, Attorneys and GAL's and her calm, confident, truly caring demeanor. Becky gives you her all, she is always prepared, has all her paperwork, notes, documentations in order, is extremely organized and truly does an outstanding job of representing her clients. Finally, something that is important to me and that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE about Becky is that she is quick to call or email you back immediately (I sent her numerous emails and never once did I not get a reply), and this is comforting when you have last minute questions or concerns before a court appearance. She is truly a sincere, caring, honest individual. She will not sugar coat anything nor tell you what you want to hear. You will get HONESTY and what to expect at all times so there are no surprises. Again, had I met Becky years ago I would have alot more money in the bank because this case would have been resolved years ago and without spending a fortune on other attorneys who did zero for me. I wholeheartedly, 100% recommend Becky Zeilenga. You can't be in better hands and I truly mean that.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2017
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An Improvement over Previous Attorney
I engaged Attorney Zeilenga after having had an unsatisfactory experience with a prior attorney. From the first meeting, Becky impressed me with her grasp of my situation and the best strategy for dealing with my ex-wife in an effective and beneficial manner. It is refreshing to work with an lawyer who knows that funds are not unlimited and that attorneys need to be thoughtful and deliberate in terms of communications with their client and with opposing counsel. Also, I have joint custody and Becky has always kept the interests of my children at the forefront of our conversations. Sometimes this means telling a client what he/she does not want to hear. Becky has been a big improvement over my last attorney.
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Posted by Alex | January 21, 2017
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Execptional experienced lawyer
Besides her academic excellence, Becky is a very experience attorney representing my divorce case. She is very professional where she's always on-time and she gets the job done well quickly. Also, she has an excellent interpersonal skill. Becky is my third lawyer, the previous one was so unprofessional that dragged my case for more than 1 year with no progress. Becky was able to fix it and she got my case done in 2 months with fair and balance settlement.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2016
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Great Attorney!
When I was looking for an attorney I looked up this site and found great reviews on this firm. Interestingly, I had also reached out to a friend I respected and asked for a referral and he actually referred me to the same firm. That said, I found Rebecca very straightforward and competent in her knowledge of how to help me in the case. I feel that the outcome I received was good. I would have liked to have a more strict outcome where visitation was concerned for the other party but she advised me that what I wanted was not necessarily within the law's purview. It would have cost me more to keep fighting but not given me a much different outcome. I appreciated her straightforwardness and how she acted in my best interests rather than keep pursuing something I probably couldn't win and would have earned her and her firm more money. I plan on hiring her again if the need arises.
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Posted by Stephanie | June 24, 2016
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Wonderful
Rebecca (Becky) was our lawyer for the last part of our adoption case. She was confident, understanding, and walked us through all paperwork. She had us review every motion, judgment, and whatever else was submitted to the courts. She was quick on her feet and fierce in the courtroom! I am very happy with the service we received.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Anderson and Associates, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2018

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Committee Member for Member Services Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Co-Chair Golf Committee
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Co-Chair Family Law Committee
  • 2010 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Mediation Certification
  • DePaul University
  • 2013
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Arizona State University
  • 2003

Publications

  • ICLE
  • Nuts and Bolts of a Marital Settlement Agreement - Divorce Boot Camp
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Institute
  • Social Media as Evidence
  • 2016
  • Divorce Boot Camp - Chicago
  • Divorce
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (11)
Endorse Rebecca
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She advocates well for her clients and has great knowledge of the law."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Becky for the last 6 years. Becky puts her heart into every case and zealously advocates for her clients. She is well-respected by the legal community and her peers. I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Becky for three years at Anderson & Associates, P.C. She is very knowledgeable in all of her areas of practice and works hard to obtain the best results possible for her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca is a great attorney. She is dedicated to her profession and truly a zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Becky is a very experienced and reasonable attorney who cares about her clients and is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Becki is a great attorney who cares about each client's needs from the start to finish of his/her case."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Becky and I have worked together for the past two years. We have worked closely together on numerous bankruptcy cases. She is bright and innovative. She truly cares about her clients and works tirelessly for their benefit. She is well respected and liked in the legal community."
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Rolling Meadows Family Lawyer Rebecca L. Zeilenga
Rebecca L. Zeilenga
Family Attorney
Rolling Meadows, IL
Licensed for 16 years
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